Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"For We Wrestle Not Against Flesh And Blood..."

Never mind that over three thousand innocent American people lost
their lives on September 11, 2001. Never mind that people trapped in
the crumbling Twin Towers had the equally horrible choices of either
jumping to their deaths on the sidewalks or burning to death inside
the buildings. Never mind that for weeks after this day of infamy, the
air in Lower Manhattan still reeked with the odor of burnt flesh and
death. If you are opposed to the abomination of a mosque being built
near Ground Zero, the left-wing news media and other liberal groups
have labeled you “Islamophobic” and worst, “racist”.
So, where is the money coming from to fund this proposed mosque?
And why is it being called "The Cordoba House"? Contrary to the
liberal revisionist spin on history, the Muslim conquest of Cordoba
Spain was not a big lovefest between Muslims and Christians and Jews.
Christians nuns were raped and mutilated, priests were randomly
crucified. Jews were also raped, mutilated, and hacked to pieces with
scimitars. This massacre included pregnant women, children, and
babies. Christians and Jews who survived the initial invasion, for
many years afterwards, were subjected to a dhimmi tax in order to
continue living alongside their Muslim conquerors. However, the only
part of this gruesome history of 400 years of Muslim invasions and
occupations in Europe the derelict Left offers up to our
impressionable children in their history books is how the West alone
was responsible for the Holy Crusades.
For our president to come out in support of the proposed mosque near
Ground Zero is yet another deliberate provocation towards the American
people. Obama has already revealed his contempt for the ordinary,
hard-working, patriotic American tax payers with his bail-outs and
socialism-through-healthcare, not to mention his determination to
dismantle and change our Constitution.
Meanwhile, why is the Left so determine to coddle Muslims and Islam?
They not only see nothing wrong with the building of this mosque, but
also support Great Flags Amusement Parks decision to host Muslim
Family Day on September 12, 2010. I am sorry, I don’t buy the excuse,
“Well, it’s the end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.” So, what?
Why did they choose the same weekend when most Americans are
remembering and commemorating 9/11? I feel this was done on purpose,
again to provoke the outrage of many Americans, myself included, so
that the Left can use our anger against us by calling us
“Islamophobics” and “religiously intolerant” and of course, “racists”.
Let me also make it clear that while there are many peace-loving
Muslims who are good and decent people and would never harm anyone,
there is nothing tolerant or peaceful about Islam. The core tenet of
the Islamic religion is submission, which is what the word, Islam
means, of all peoples and lands to Allah. Most moderate Muslims can't
or will not speak out against this mosque out of fear of being
retaliated against by those Muslims determine to wage Jihad, or holy
war, against us. Former Muslims willing to speak out against Islam
like Whalid Shoebat, Nonie Darwish, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali are quickly
dismissed by the liberal press as frauds and troublemakers. This
mosque is being built for one purpose and one purpose only. It is
going to serve as a symbol to the rest of the world that our enemies
have finally conquered us. And the worst part of it all is there are
many Americans quite willing to be led like docile sheep to the

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Never Again

I have just finished reading the article in our local newspaper about community leaders rallying to aid the victim of an anti-Semitic hate crime which happened here in Franklin Twp. a few weeks ago.
First and foremost, I would like to say that my heart goes out to this person in our community who has been hurt by this ugly act. The person or people responsible for this crime are cowards. In fact, they are no better than the murderers whom slammed passenger jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon nine years ago on September 11th. Like those terrorists who killed thousands of people that day, their prime motivation for spraying the Swastika is hatred. I hope whoever did this is eventually caught and punished. Perhaps losing their freedom will motivate them to a change of heart.
Acts of anti-Semitism on a far worse scale are happening all over Europe at this time, with the desecration and burning of synagogues and assaults on Jews, both verbal and physical, in the streets of cities like Paris and Rome. These attacks are becoming more and more frequent, particularly in countries where there has been a large influx of Arab Muslim immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East over the past ten years. In Israel, an Arab leader known as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheik Mohammad Hussein, recently declared that there is a coming religious war or Jihad, against the Jews. Meanwhile, the western news media apparently has it’s head buried in the sand, providing little or no coverage of this man’s threats, or of the growing crisis in Europe against the Jewish population there.
The main sentiment expressed in the aftermath of the Holocaust was “never again”. Prior to the rise of Nazi Germany, the ovens in Auschwitz had been heating up for over 1900 years. Unfortunately, it was the Christian church that instigated the rise of anti-Semitism. The Roman Catholic Church issued edicts in Italy permitting “the burning of Jews.” Another forbade the marriage between Catholics and Jews. Meanwhile, the Great Reformer, Martin Luther, regularly spewed hate-filled rants against the Jewish people. "Christ-killers" was the name he used for them, and accused the Jews of everything from poisoning the well waters in Europe, which Luther insisted was the real cause for the devastating outbreak of Bubonic Plague, to stealing Christian babies to be used in blood sacrifices. But perhaps the worst part of all this is that people actually believed what he was saying was the truth! After all, a great church father like Martin Luther could hardly be lying now could he? Fast forwarding to 2010, in addition to the local loser or losers who spray painted a symbol of hatred under the cover of darkness, we have political leaders like Iran’s Mahmoud Amhadinejad and terror groups, Hamas, and Hezbollah, calling for the extermination of the Jewish people and Israel.

As a believer and a follower of Christ, I know I am obligated to love what God loves. And He loves His Jewish people. Furthermore, contrary to the false teaching of Replacement Theology, which is rampant throughout the Christian Church worldwide, God has never rescinded his covenant with the Jewish people, or the divine contract with them concerning the land of Israel.
The Lord told Abraham,
"And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for asn everlasting, solemn pledge, to be a God to you and to your posterity after you." Genesis 17:7
And about the land,
“And I will give to you and to your posterity after you the land in which you are a stranger, all of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.” Genesis 17:8
During WWII, individuals like Corrie ten Boom, a woman with an unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ, and righteous Gentiles like Oscar Schindler, risked their own lives to save Jewish people from the Nazis. And then, there were others, many of them Christians, who attended church services faithfully every Sunday morning, yet stood idly by and silent as they watched the Nazis round up and arrest their Jewish neighbors on Monday morning. Christians of today must stand united with the Jewish people and Israel so that this will never happen again.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's Time To Send The UN Packing

As I watched the memorial news coverage of the events of 9/11, the sight of the stricken World Trade Center towers crumbling into huge clouds of dust, seeing the Pentagon on fire and hearing the anguished voices of the doomed passengers on hijacked airliners in their final moments on earth will always invoke a deep sense of outrage and disbelief within me. I will never stop wondering how this could happened here in America and if this tragic day might have been avoided.
I can also never forget that while most of the world reached out to us that day in sympathy, there were people dancing in the streets of Cairo, Egypt and Ramallah, the hometown of the Palestinian Authority in the Gaza Strip, rejoicing at our terrible loss. In fact, the late Yassir Arafat was heard speaking on Arab radio praising as heroes the murderous cowards who slammed planes into buildings and killed our people. Yet, the venomous diatribe spewing out of the mouth of the wily desert jackal apparently did not convince our State Department to stop giving him even more money to kill Israelis, or school little Arab children in the ABC’s of murder and mayhem. But that’s another story for another day.
During this sad anniversary week, I am yet further reminded that we are the host country to a corrupt entity that readily panders to the sinister cause of devils like Arafat, as well as these above mentioned revelers, men and women with the same twisted mindset who cheered the wholesale slaughter of thousands of my fellow Americans on that clear September morning eight years ago today. In fact, there is more anti-American sentiment coming out of the United Nations than ever came out the PLO terrorist training camps in Syria and Lebanon, as well as the Gaza Strip.
According to Lars Hedegaard of the International Free Press Society, the 56- nation, Organization of the Islamic Conference is pressing their influence on the UN to pass an international law criminalizing criticism or blasphemy of religion.
“In 2008, the Organization of the Islamic Conference laid out a ten year plan for suppression of free speech and for the introduction of laws that would prevent criticism of religions and the reading of Islam,” reports Hedegaard.
While further researching this matter, I discovered that this 'resolution' only applies to the purported, ‘criticism or blasphemy’ of Islam. Although we are guaranteed the right to free speech in this country under our Constitution, in the way it was originally written by our Founding Fathers, I am concerned about this worldwide edict's possible effect on America. Contrary to our reigning Commander-In Chief’s revisionist spin on history last spring while schlepping around Turkey, at the beginning of Holy Week no less, we were and still are a nation founded under the Judeo-Christian influence of the Holy Bible, not the Koran.

Unfortunately,the Organization of Islamic Conference’s resolution has already been felt in Europe where a member of the Dutch Parliament, Geert Wilders, is currently on trial, accused of ‘inciting hate’ against the Islamic religion. In his film, Fitna Wilders exposed the radical agenda of Muslims which includes advocating acts of terrorism, anti-Semitism, violence against women and homosexuals, and the conquering of western civilization through worldwide Jihad, or Holy War.
In a related matter, the Organization of the Islamic Conference’s 10 year plan seemed to have neatly coincided with the outgoing Bush Administration’s decision to scrap the words, “War on Terror” and “Islamic terrorism” in favor of less discriminating phrases such as “insurgents” or “violent Southeast Asian youths.” The short term memory of our government leaders appalls me. Were many of us not helpless, heart-stricken witnesses to our fellow Americans given the equally fatal choices of jumping out of windows or burning to death in the twin towers? Were we not all eavesdroppers, listening in with a mixed sense of shock and disbelief to a young man’s conversation as he sat trapped on a doomed airliner, calling his mother to say goodbye? Did we not cringe with absolute horror at the sound of people screaming for help as they burned alive inside the wreckage of the Pentagon? What kind of sick scrabble game is our government playing here? Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers had ties to Saudi Arabia. Yet, shortly after this day of terrible tragedy, when every American citizen was grounded from air flight, the members of Osama Bin Ladin’s family staying here were given a free ride home compliments of the US State Department!
Everyone was upset when President Obama recently bowed before the King of Saudi Arabia, yet what about President Bush adhering to the Saudi ‘peace plan’ between Israel and the Palestinians? Saudi Arabia does not even recognize Israel’s right to exist!
America has always been a beacon of hope and democracy for the entire world.
Most of us descend from the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Our ancestors brought with them their ethnic heritage and different religions, their hopes and their dreams, but the one vision they all seemed to share was to be a part of the great freedom experiment called America. Our great-grandparents and grandparents proudly placed their hands over their hearts and became legal American citizens. They learned how to speak English in order to become more productive members of and contribute positively to our society. They proudly learned to say our Pledge of Allegiance and to salute our flag. They served with honor and pride in our military. America and being an American became their whole way of life. And although many were not Christians, they were able to come here and worship in relative peace and security.
Unfortunately today, there is an element among the wave of new immigrants coming to American shores who are deliberately choosing not to assimilate into our culture. They feel offended if someone wants them to learn to speak English and refuse to say the Pledge of Allegiance or salute our flag. They are being allowed to live here in isolated enclaves unencumbered by our laws, and yet are able to impose their religious laws, often trampling the rights guaranteed to all Americans under the Constitution. Truth be told, they have not come here for any other reason but to wage, Jihad, or Holy War against us. Meanwhile, the liberal news media and career politicians hungry for creating new voting blocs look the other way, while those who stand up and speak the truth are dismissed as kooks and crazy conspiracy theorists, or labeled as racists.
In the field of public education, there are many people so througly tainted by political correctness that they seem to automatically succumb to these new immigrants' often ludicrous demands for recognition. In Minnesota, for example, these new immigrants were allowed to have Jell-O removed from public school lunch menus. A group of Muslims claimed to be offended by the dessert being included on the menu because of the pork base in the gelatin. Jews also abstain from eating pork for religious reasons and yet, I’ve never heard of any Jewish group freaking out over Jell-O being served in the school cafeteria.
The common sense answer to this would simply be don't eat the Jell-O! It seems more and more intellectual members of our society, especially those emerging from the liberal circles of Ivy League academia are throwing their common sense out the window along with their dignity and self-respect.
In another recent incident in Minnesota, a young man who suffered from epileptic seizures was doing post graduate field work in a high school. He brought with him to classes a specially trained dog to assist him. However, because Islam teaches that dogs are unclean animals, Muslims students attending the same school complained that they were offended by the dog's presence. These students also surrounded the young man and threatened to kill his dog! Naturally this distraught young man complained about the threats to his university. However, instead of investigating the incident, school officials just issued him the needed credits and sent him on his way. Furthermore, the high school did not even bother to reprimand the students who had threatened to kill this man’s guide dog! Their excuse was that "we must be tolerant towards the belief systems of those from other cultures.” The true meaning of the word, Tolerance, means to be fair and objective, not biased and cowardly! To allow the rights of those whose religion permits the practice of cruelty towards animals to triumph over the rights of a disabled man is indeed a terrible injustice. These school administrators are more worried about losing their standing in their communities, (not to mention their exorbitant salaries) then standing up and doing what's right.
How much more of this politically correct lunacy and general acquiescence on the part of liberal derelicts towards those that hate us are we Americans going to take? It’s high time for all of us, whether natural or foreign born, who love and believe in this country and cherish our God-given freedom to stand up and fight back! And the first order of the day is to remove the parasitic United Nations from our land. I've heard Tehran and Pyongyang have vacancies.

Obama Isn't Smarter Than A Fifth Grader

To The Editor:

I think I would have more respect for someone like Senator Barack Obama if he came right out and declared himself an atheist who believes in nothing, as opposed to his questionable stance as a self-proclaimed, “committed Christian.”
It seems to me that he is making a mockery of the Christian faith with his deliberate pandering to pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, not to mention his voting twice against the Infants Born Alive Act.
Initially sponsored by Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) the Born Alive Infants Act which would protect infants that survive abortion and guarantee them medical treatment.
Senator Obama cares only about upholding “a woman’s right to choose” and protecting the tenets of Roe vs. Wade. He even refused to answer the simple question about when life begins in the womb. When asked this at the recent Saddleback Forum, Senator Obama’s smug response was, “It’s above my pay grade.” What exactly does that mean? Any fifth grader could tell him that life begins when a sperm of a man fertilizes the egg of a woman. It’s called Conception.
If the vast majority of American voters think that the economy, the domestic energy crisis, and ending the war in the Middle East are more important issues than the sanctity of human life, than we are not a land of freedom and democracy for all people.
The taking of human life through abortion is a heinous act. In a case of rape or incest, why should the victim be violated twice, first by the rapist and then by the abortionist? What about the rights of the unborn child? Aren’t they as much of a victim as the violated woman? I am not trying to judge anyone. I just believe that abortion is never the right choice.
Furthermore, don’t look at the booming abortion industry to be concerned about a woman’s mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. They could care less about the suffering of the victims of abortion. All they care about is the big money they are making by keeping the abortion mills operating at full steam in America. And unfortunately, Senator Obama has promised to protect this flourishing enterprise of death at all costs.

" Liar, liar, pants on fire!"

“You’ve heard that this is all going to mean government funding of abortion. Not true. This is all, these are all fabrications that have been put out there in order to discourage people from meeting what I consider to be a core ethical and moral obligation and that is we look out for one another, that I am my brother’s keeper, that I am my sister’s keeper. And in the wealthiest nation on the earth right now, we are neglecting to live up to that call.” President Barack Obama words to members of the “40 Days For Health Reform” religious coalition.

“You will always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”
John 12:8

To The Editor:
Contrary to President Obama’s own words, the new healthcare reform bill does include provisions for federally subsidized abortions. According to Fact, a nonpartisan website run by the staff at the University of Pennsylvania, “It’s true that the House bill would allow abortions to be covered by a federal plan and by a federally subsidized private plan.”

Why is our president lying to us? Does his apparent denial of the truth stem from his “core ethical and moral obligation” to decrease the surplus population by encouraging lower income and poor families to choose government-regulated healthcare plans which include abortion?

Our president has been quick to defend the “reproductive rights” of women, yet what about the rights of a defenseless unborn female? In America today, depending on what state you reside in, abortion is available all the way up to the ninth month of pregnancy. New Jersey ranks #4 on the list of the top ten states which perform the most abortions.
Does this healthcare bill include counseling services for frightened women facing an unplanned pregnancy which would encourage placing the child up for adoption? Where in this 1,000+ page healthcare reform bill does it offer coverage of individual/marital/ and or group counseling so that if the situation can be worked out, the mother could decide to keep her precious baby? What about providing classes which would educate members about birth control and family planning? Furthermore, government healthcare plans could provide members with a financial incentive for choosing to take individual responsibility and participating in birth control and/or family planning classes.
Jesus said, “You will always have the poor with you.” This is the truth, even in America, which Obama recently deemed, “the most wealthiest nation on earth.” Our leader further stated the truth when he said that we have neglected to live up to that call to “look out for one another.”
This wealthiest nation on earth has killed over forty million unborn babies since 1973 when abortion was legalized in America. We’ve murdered more children than were ever aborted in back alleys and we are still actively encouraging infanticide to continue unchecked across this nation, especially in more recent years due to the harvesting of stem cells from aborted babies for scientific and medical research.
It is my personal opinion that infant stem cell research will ultimately fail because mankind cannot play God. God will never justify the willful and deliberate killing of innocent unborn humans so that their stem cells can be sacrificed to medical research involving humans already born. Sorry, He just doesn’t work that way.
Furthermore, it seems to me that if President Obama really believes in what he said, that he is “his sister’s keeper”, if he really cares about the devastating physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual impact abortion has on women, than he would have the guts to stand up and outlaw this most evil act pervading our nation once and for all.

The Woman Behind Planned Parenthood

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of it’s infant members is to kill it.” -Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

Attention all you hard working American tax payers out there. Are you aware that over $350 million dollars of your hard-earned money is being sent to subsidize the largest provider of abortion in the world?

Did you further know that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an avowed supporter of eugenics, the pseudo-science of breeding superior human beings, was a great admirer of Adolf Hitler? Viciously anti-Semitic, she praised the dictator’s racial policies of eugenics. In her publication, “Birth Control Review” she advocated limiting the racial quotas of Slavic, Hebrew, and Latin immigrants in America because of their perceived “lower intelligence”. With a man named Henry Pratt Fairchild, she began a birth control organization that later became Planned Parenthood. By the way, Fairchild was also strongly anti-Semitic and the author of “The Melting Pot Mistake” in which he blamed the Jews for diluting “the true American stock”. He audaciously blamed anti-Semitism in Europe and the Holocaust on the Jews!
In 1926, Margaret Sanger was a guest speaker at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Silverlake, New Jersey. In the 1930’s, she and another colleague, Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, collaborated on what came to be known as, “The Negro Project”. Their scheme involved targeting poor blacks living in the South with Birth Control Federation of America “healthcare clinics”.
Expressing her approval of their project, Sanger wrote to Gamble: “We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…” And to his suggestion they hire both a black physician and black minister to allay suspicions of their actual intentions, she further stated, “the minister is the man who can straighten that idea out if it (extermination of their race) ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
Margaret Sanger garnered the support of her victims by convincing them that she was merely “concerned about their health care and well-being“ as well as the economic advancement of the black community. In reality, she and her partner Gamble were determine to implement their nefarious plan to sterilize blacks and therefore reduce the number of black children born in the South.
A recent investigative news report on Life Site news website revealed a Planned Parenthood center in Oklahoma actually accepting a donation over the telephone from an “undercover donor” who asked that his donation be used specifically to “abort black babies.” To which the Tulsa PP employee glibly replied, “We can definitely designate it for an African American.”
So, where is the outrage from prominent African-American leaders in Congress and in the White House? Why the deafening silence from members of groups like the Congressional Black Caucus and firebrand individuals like Reverend Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? Is this an indication of their apparent ignorance, or rather indifference, to what is going on?
History has a way of repeating itself.
November of 2008, the month that Barack Hussein Obama was elected as President of the United States, marked the seventieth anniversary of Kristallnacht, or Night of Falling Glass, when the racial policies of Adolf Hitler were brutally unleashed across Nazi Germany. Jews were rounded up and killed, their homes, businesses, and synagogues were smashed and burned to the ground. Some 30,000 Jews were taken to concentration camps, thus marking the beginning of the Holocaust.
Adolf Hitler believed that he was a superior human being. His personal mission was to rid the world of those he deemed to be inferior and undesirable, namely Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, the elderly, children, infants, and anyone who was physically or mentally disabled.
President Obama, like Hitler and Margaret Sanger, also believes he is a superior person. His Harvard-engineered arrogance towards the fed up average American tax payer was quite evident in his infamous, “guns and religion” speech before an audience of like-minded elitists in San Francisco. Furthermore, Obama has made it his personal mission to become the premier champion of abortion rights in America. This is the same man who, while as a member of the Illinois senate, voted several times against the Born Alive Infants Act and again while as a member of the Senate in Washington DC. This act would allow a baby which survived an abortion to receive medical treatment. It seems certain to me that it is the primary goal of this president, as well as his colleagues, Senator Harry Reid, and House Speaker Senator Nancy Pelosi, to implement a devastating abortion mandate on our nation, one very similar to the genocidal policies of Nazi Germany. The only real difference between these people and the Nazis is that the latter was absolutely clear about their intentions.

In addition to this, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, senior fellow and national spokesman for the American Civil Rights Union, believes that the impending passage of the Freedom of Choice Act, which President Obama declared he would sign into law, ( while speaking before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in July 2007) and which will wipe out any and all restrictions on abortion in America, as well as compel taxpayer funding of abortion through state and federal welfare programs, federal employee insurance plans, and in military hospitals, and furthermore, force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions, will finally bring Sanger’s warped vision and ideological “Final Solution” to it’s gruesome completion.
“If you begin to look at the connection between slavery, Darwin, eugenics, and abortion you begin to appreciate the fact that this is the logical step in the final chapter of this march towards genocide…” he said. “She (Margaret Sanger) regarded African Americans as being inferior. And if you don’t study the history of slavery and Darwinian theory, eugenics and abortion, then you’re doing a disservice to the stain that all of these developments had on American culture.”
Evil triumphs when good people do nothing.

Obama Watch: Israel & The Middle East

“We outlasted Pharoah and we will outlast Obama.”
Knesset Member Dr. Michael Ben-Ari

At his recent speech at the University of Cairo, President Obama declared, “Denying the Holocaust and threatening Israel with destruction is wrong.” He then went on to say that “On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people have suffered in pursuit of a homeland and have suffered for sixty years of displacement.” He accused Israel of being responsible for the humiliation of Arabs and insisted that Israel must stop building communities on their own land and accept a Palestinian State. As we have witnessed in the past, Israel is once again under pressure from the world community to grant land concessions without an equal demand for reciprocity from the Palestinians, especially the call for accountable and responsible leadership, but much more importantly, the complete renouncement of terrorism and the recognition of Israel’s right to existence.

In 1947, the UN partitioned the land called Palestine, a name given to the region by the Romans, which translates as “land of the Philistines.” There was never a country formally recognized in the world as Palestine. Before the UN partition in 1947, the region was controlled by Great Britain. The majority of inhabitants were Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Jews accepted their portion of the divided land and in 1948, Israel, the Jewish State, was born. The birth of modern day Israel was the most significant piece of Biblical prophecy fulfilled since the coming of the Messiah Yeshua.

Meanwhile, the Arabs rejected their half of the partitioned land, and not long after Israel was declared a nation, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria attacked them. Like David vs. Goliath, tiny Israel emerged victorious against the giant of combined Arab armies. The Arabs attacked Israel again in the 1967 Six Day War and in 1973 during Yom Kippur, or The Feast of Atonement to destroy Israel and her people through heinous acts of guerilla warfare and terrorism. It was not until November, 1977 when one Arab leader, the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, decided to extend the olive branch to then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and made his historic trip across the border to Israel. For the first time, people in this troubled region of the world began to hold cautious hope that one day, the descendants of Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac might actually live side by side in peaceful co-existence. Although Israel and Egypt have maintained a tentative acknowledgement of each other, their truce did not come without a price. President Anwar Sadat was assassinated in 1981 by members of an Islamic extremist group known as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas recently declared once again that he will never accept Israel’s right to exist. Furthermore, the PA, as well as Hamas, have never changed their charters calling for the destruction of Israel.
President Obama seems more concerned with demanding that Israel stop building in Judea and Samaria and to give up more land to their enemies while refusing to deal with the issue of terrorism. He won’t even say the word. His silence on this issue may definitely return to haunt him some day. For it is the very issue of terrorism, nuclear or otherwise, and those in the Middle East who advocate and practice it that remains at the very heart of the problem.